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The Sporting Life
“I’m the only lady in this damned Indian country!”
Charlotte Green, a slave and the cook at Bent’s Old Fort c. 1830’s
Wk. 34, 08/21/1849 – Bent’s Old Fort, CO
Wk. 20, 05/19/1869 – William Wells Bent
PLAYERS – Bent)
“…anyone who said that a good woman died before being violated had not been forced to run naked tied by a rope to a horse for a day or two in the sun.”
Rachael Plummer; taken by the Comanche in the Ft. Parker, Texas Massacre (1836), Twenty One Months Servitude as a Prisoner among the Commanchee Indian.
Wk. 20, 05/20/1836 – Rachael Plummer
“One does like a change and about the only change we have from bread and bacon, is bacon and bread.”
Helen Carpenter, woman pioneer on the Oregon Trail.
Wk. 18, 05/01/1839 – “Oregon or the Grave”
“The frontier is hard on women and cattle.”
Old time wisdom, quoted by Theodore Roosevelt in Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail.
Wk. 01, 01/06/1919 – Theodore Roosevelt
“Wash on Monday
Iron on Tuesday
Mend on Wednesday
Churn on Thursday
Clean on Friday
Bake on Saturday
Rest on Sunday”
Laura Ingalls Wilder in Little House in the Big Woods (1932) describing a Frontier woman’s (her mother) week.
Wk. 6, 02/10/1957 – Laura Ingalls Wilder
“The hardships were many, and the courage and self-denial of the women who worked side by side with their husbands and sons and brothers in those primitive days are largely responsible for the development of the Middle Western States, now so rich in everything that goes to make life worth living.”
Pioneer Betty Wollman, age 91; quoted in The New York Times (03/27/1927
Attending the traveling exhibition for the “Pioneer Woman” statue competition at The Reinhardt Galleries.
Wk. 16, 04/22/1930 – “Pioneer Woman”